Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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(Image Source: Photobucket) The San Antonio Spurs receiving the “substantial sanctions” statement from David Stern last night seems puzzling. With just over a year until retirement, Stern continues to lay down the law by making slightly questionable decisions which keep adding up. The Spurs resting Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, and Danny Green against Miami rattled Stern to a point where consequences are now heading towards them. Whose decision is it to rest these players? What motivated Stern to do this? It was either about the money, pleasing fans, or even both. Both logical reasons, yet the Spurs are the ones putting the money in those players’ pockets so some could argue that Stern made the wrong decision. If Gregg Popovich wanted to rest his stars, the franchise is the one paying the price by paying these guys to sit, right? The Spurs signed these players and if the head coach sits a player, it’s the coach’s decision. Maybe the Spurs have a...
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